Public uprising against the Taliban in Faryab
Mon Jul 09, 11:25 am
The residents of Almar and Qaisar districts have cleared 28 villages of the Taliban militants during the ongoing uprising against the Taliban in northwestern Faryab province.
The uprising against the Taliban began after the Taliban operatives killed two men on the charges of spying for the government, the chief of Faryab Council Rahmatullah Turkestani said.
The participants of the uprising fear of the return of the Taliban in the cleared villages.
They urged the government to support them and take rapid measures to prevent the re-emergence of the Taliban in the cleared areas.
The security forces are backing the local residents and are trying to prevent the militants from dominating the areas, said Abdul Khaliq Aqsai, Faryab Police Chief.
The Taliban have not commented in this regard.
According to the local officials, two key Taliban leaders, Qari Ghulam Muhammad and Mullah Gulbadin, have been killed in the uprising.
The uprising in Faryab began after the Ghazni residents stood up against the Taliban and now they are in fights against the militants. The Ghazni uprising came in retaliation for the closure of schools by the Taliban’s threats.